Adebayor: Exploit City discord

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has stoked the tension ahead of this weekend's clash with Manchester City by questioning the unity at his former club.

Last Updated: 21/04/13 at 13:20 Post Comment

Emmanuel Adebayor: Has scored twice in his last three matches

Emmanuel Adebayor: Has scored twice in his last three matches

City have a chance to put a huge dent in Tottenham's Champions League ambitions on Sunday when they travel to White Hart Lane.

Adebayor had a tumultuous three-year spell at the Etihad Stadium, rowing with manager Roberto Mancini and fighting with defender Kolo Toure before leaving for Spurs two years ago.

But he believes Mancini's high-profile spats involving Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez prove a fractious atmosphere remains - and urged his team-mates to take advantage.

"If we put them under pressure we have a chance to win for sure," Adebayor said.

"I was there and whenever things are not going their way there will definitely be a fight or an argument on the pitch and that is how we can take them down.

"I don't have anything to prove to Man City.

"Man City is a sacred club. I have a huge respect for the players because I've got players there that I can call family - people like Yaya Toure, Kolo Toure, and Vincent Kompany.

"They are very good friends so for me. It's going to be important for me to prove how good I am, but I don't have any pressure that says I have to beat Man City because of the way they treated me - because they bought me expensively and sold me for cheap.

"We are all human beings. We are all adults. I cannot tell you what happen and what did not happen. For me today I move on, (Mancini) has moved on. He is Man City, I am Tottenham.

"I wish him the best of luck. For me now Mancini is just a manager I respect just like Arsene Wenger, like Harry Redknapp, and that's it."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

rodger's gusset
Arsenal interest in Sterling

T

he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

ricky villa
Hodgson: Barkley was brilliant

N

o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

badwolf
Townsend: I've silenced critics

Footer 365

'Win some medals', blasts Merson

Paul Merson challenged Andros Townsend to "win some medals" before calling him out after the Tottenham winger poked fun at him for questioning his England credentials.

Raheem Sterling will not resume Liverpool contract talks until the summer

Raheem Sterling has confirmed that he will not resume talks over a new contract with Liverpool until the summer.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane wants to play for England U21s at European Championship says Roy Hodgson

Harry Kane wants to "finish the job" and go to the European U21 Championship this summer, according to Roy Hodgson.

Mail Box

Is This The End Of Ex-Players As Managers?

Do massive wages and cushty TV numbers signal the end of the ex-high-profile player turned manager? Plus Liverpool fans don't actually say the 'next year' thing...

A Solution For The Premier League's 39th Game...

One morning Mailboxer solves the 39th game conundrum. Plus England were actually alright, Harry Kane is rubbish again and do Arsenal have the most embarrassing fans?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company